American Cleaning Institute hosts annual Charity Duck Race during the 2024 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention to benefit The WASH Foundation, which distributes recycled soaps, hygiene products and needed resources to communities in need

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February 9, 2024 (press release) –

  • The WASH Foundation distributes recycled soaps, hygiene products, provides much needed resources to communities in need
  • ACI members donate $40,000+

American Cleaning Institute (ACI) hosted its annual Charity Duck Race January 31 during the 2024 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention at the Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

Duck race enthusiasts flocked to the Lazy River at Grande Lakes for the Charity Duck Race, sponsored by Shell Chemical LP. Decorated ducks “swam” down the Lazy River towards the finish line with their cheer squad on the sidelines, raising money for the charity The WASH Foundation, an evolution of Clean the World Foundation.

The WASH Foundation is a leader in global health, recycling discarded hygiene products and distributing them to communities in distress around the world.

“We are proud to highlight and support the mission and efforts of The WASH Foundation,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “ACI, our member companies and Shell Chemical LP place a high priority on programs and partnerships that help provide better living for individuals, families and communities.”

Together, ACI’s members were able to donate $40,575 to The WASH Foundation.

Congratulations to our Charity Duck race winners:

  • 1st – ExxonMobil Product Solutions
  • 2nd – Future Origins
  • 3rd – Brenntag
  • People’s Choice – Colgate-Palmolive

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – www.cleaninginstitute.org) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

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